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Despite mounting evidence for community health workers (CHWs) and peer providers improving health outcomes, the expansion of the community-based workforce in the health care system has been limited...
Community health workers (CHWs) connect underserved individuals to health and social services, offering the potential to help reduce health care costs associated with mental health issues by...
While health care quality improvement teams often involve clinical staff, these teams would benefit from the inclusion of community health workers (CHWs), who can provide insights into patient needs...
The Return-on-Investment (ROI) Calculator for Partnerships to Address the Social Determinants of Health, developed by The Commonwealth Fund, is designed to support successful financial partnerships...
Adults with serious mental illness (SMI) are at much greater risk than the general population for cardiovascular disease, and require tailored interventions to address co-occurring cardiovascular risk...
Low-income individuals with diabetes who experience unstable housing and food insecurity are likely to have increased emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations. This study evaluated the...
Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) have high preventable emergency department (ED) usage, often due to poorly managed chronic medical conditions. A North Carolina primary care center...
Medications for addiction treatment (MAT) programs implemented in primary care settings need to go beyond prescribing and dispensing medication to fully address the complex health and social needs of...
The coronavirus pandemic intensified the already pressing need for the communication and symptom management expertise of palliative care specialists. Amid the surge of COVID-19 cases in New York City...
Complex care programs across the country use varied criteria to identify people with complex health and social needs and measure the effectiveness of subsequent interventions. Greater standardization...
Although health care systems commonly refer individuals with unmet social needs to social service agencies, in some cases, these agencies may not have the capacity to provide adequate assistance. This...
Integrated primary care teams have demonstrated positive impacts on patient care, but less is known about the impact of including social workers on these teams. This study evaluated the addition of...